Bernice A. Krivonyak

Beatrice KrivonyakBernice A. Krivonyak, 55, of 136 Hollow Street, Kersey, passed away unexpectedly Thursday, February 6, 2014, at her home.

She was born January 12, 1959 in New Haven, CT, daughter of the late Rudolph Gornati and Elizabeth Shadd Gornati, who survives of Kersey.  She was a lifelong resident of the area and was a graduate of St. Marys Area High School.  She was currently employed at Walmart.

On April 20, 1979 in the St. Boniface Church, she married Michael J. Krivonyak, who survives.  She is also survived by three sons, Timothy Krivonyak and his wife Laura of Bradford, Adam Krivonyak and David Krivonyak, both at home; one granddaughter, Jocelyn Krivonyak; and three brothers, Raymond Gornati and his wife Beth of St. Marys, David Gornati and his wife Julie of Kersey, and Steven Gornati and his wife Crystal of Kersey.

Besides her father, she was preceded in death by two brothers, who passed away in infancy.

Mrs. Krivonyak was a member of the St. Boniface Church.  She enjoyed arts and crafts, ceramics, crocheting, and especially spending time with her family.

Due to the renovation of the St. Boniface Church, a Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated in the Queen of the World Church on Monday, February 10, 2014, at 10:00 AM, with the Rev. James Faluszczak officiating.  Burial will be in the St. Boniface Cemetery.

Visitation is at the Lynch-Radkowski Funeral Home on Sunday evening (2/9/2014) from 6:00 till 8:00 PM.

Memorials, if desired, may be made to the St. Boniface Church, 355 Main Street, Kersey, PA  15846, or to the Elk County Humane Society, 1029 East Eschbach Road, St. Marys, PA  15857.

Jeanie Skrzypek February 8, 2014 at 9:46 am

Mike, Tim, Adam and David,
I can’t even begin to say how sorry I am. She was a wonderful person and will truly be missed… You are all in my thoughts and prayers..
Loved her very much…
Jeanie and Family

Catherine Reider February 8, 2014 at 4:05 pm

Dear Betty, You have my deepest sympathy during this difficult time. May God sustain you through your time of sorrow. God Bless. Catherine Reider

Theresa Gagliardi Fogleman February 8, 2014 at 4:13 pm

So sorry for your loss. May she rest easy with our Lord in Heaven. I pray the Lord will wrap you all in His loving arms and give you peace and comfort during your hours of need. Bless you all.

Donna Herbstritt Quinlisk February 8, 2014 at 6:34 pm

I am so very sorry for your loss. I went to school with Bernice and we were very good friends. Unfortunately I moved to Colorado shortly after graduation and lost contact with her. She was a great person. My thoughts and prayers are with you, her family.

Tami (Smith) Burke-Heckler February 9, 2014 at 4:48 am

Rest in Peace, Bernice. We were good friends in school for years in St Marys from 5th grade to graduation. My deepest sympathies and prayers to your entire family.

Willie VanZanten February 9, 2014 at 8:58 am

Betty & family,
Sorry to hear of your loss and words cannot explain why this happens so young other than God wanted her. I did not know her but heard good things about her and know it is hard losing one of your kids. She is with old Rudy now and God will take care of both of them. God bless all of you.

Pete Bennett February 9, 2014 at 4:25 pm

Mike, Betty & families,
My sympathies are with you at this time of great loss. Niecee will be dearly missed by all who knew her. Ben & I had just talked with her the last time I was in St. Marys.
God Bless You All.

Eric Kellogg February 9, 2014 at 9:36 pm

Mike, Tim, Adam, Dave
I am so sorry to here about your loss. I always enjoyed the times we all had hanging out together at your house in Kersey or all of us going camping together on the Clarion River. Your mom Tim, Adam and Dave was a great lady and was always fun to hang around. You guys and your families will be in my prayers.

Linda Miller February 10, 2014 at 1:53 am

I am so sorry to hear of your loss. Please accept my condolences. She was called home much too soon.

Bill Parana February 10, 2014 at 5:37 am

Mike, Awfully sorry to hear of the passing of your wife. Praying for you and your family.

MaryEllen Badeau February 11, 2014 at 9:35 am

You are in my thoughts and prayers. I am sorry for your loss.
Mary Ellen Badeau

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